October 20, 2014

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Joshua Cribbs defends Steelers LB James Harrison

BEREA – Browns receiver Joshua Cribbs holds no grudge against Steelers linebacker James Harrison, despite a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Cribbs a concussion and knocked him out of the game Sunday. “He’s a vicious linebacker, he’s a good linebacker,” Cribbs said Friday after his first practice of the week. “If he had played for us, Read More…

Joshua Cribbs back at Browns practice, expected to play Sunday

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs, the Browns’ Mr. Everything, returned to practice Friday after missing two days. Coach Eric Mangini expects him to play Sunday in New Orleans. Cribbs and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi suffered concussions Sunday in Pittsburgh on shots to the head from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Massaquoi didn’t practice all week, but Mangini wouldn’t Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis expects quad to be good Sunday

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis is confident his strained quadriceps won’t hinder him Sunday against the Steelers and their top-ranked run defense. He returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday after missing two days, and was listed as questionable on the injury report. “During pregame you have to turn it loose,” he Read More…

Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan rips Bengals lineman Nate Livings for “cheap shot”

BEREA — Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, sick of hearing some of the Cincinnati Bengals criticize Cleveland rookie safety T.J. Ward, called out Cincinnati guard Nate Livings for a “cheap shot” Sunday during the Browns’ 23-20 win. Ward’s big hit on slot receiver Jordan Shipley drew a 15-yard penalty and $15,000 fine. Bengals receiver Terrell Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis misses practice to rest thigh, expected to start Sunday

BEREA – Running back Peyton Hillis, who has 322 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Browns, didn’t practice Friday as the team chose to rest his sore thigh. He showed up on injury list Thursday as limited. “He felt a little tightness (Thursday),” coach Eric Mangini said Friday. “It shouldn’t Read More…

Browns QB Jake Delhomme practices again; coach Eric Mangini will decide starter Saturday night

BEREA – Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme practiced again Friday, and coach Eric Mangini said he’ll wait until Saturday night before making a decision on his starter. Delhomme returned to practice Thursday in a limited role after suffering a high ankle sprain Sept. 12 in the opener. He limped and favored the ankle again Friday, but appeared Read More…

Browns put LB D’Qwell Jackson on IR; Joshua Cribbs questionable for Ravens

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram On Thursday, Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson stopped practicing when he felt tightness and fatigue in his partially torn right pectoral muscle. On Friday, he said he planned to resume practice Wednesday and hoped to play next Sunday. On Saturday, he was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Jackson can’t be happy with Read More…

High school football wrapup: Avon, EC win big

Elyria Catholic and Avon proved worthy of their lofty rankings in the state and Chronicle polls. Elyria Catholic, first in Division IV and the C-T poll, didn’t play its best but pulled away from St. Thomas Aquinas to win 29-10. Avon, No. 5 in Division II and No. 2 in the C-T rankings, hammered West Read More…

Updated: Injured Browns could be short-handed for game against Ravens

BEREA — The Browns could be missing some key pieces Sunday when they open AFC North play at Baltimore. Quarterback Jake Delhomme (ankle), running back Jerome Harrison and receiver Brian Robiskie (hamstring) didn’t practice again Friday. Delhomme and Robiskie were listed as doubtful on the injury report, and Harrison was questionable. They didn’t practice all Read More…

Update: Browns QB Seneca Wallace likely to start Sunday

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme didn’t practice Friday for the third straight day with an injured ankle, increasing the likelihood that Seneca Wallace will start Sunday against the Chiefs in the home opener. Wallace said he had been told “somewhat” by the coaches that he would get the start. “I got the feel of Read More…